CYCLING: Wyre Forest CRC racer Shaun Hickinbottom completed his Winter preparation with a fourth place finish in his category race at the final round of the Woolly Mamil Winter Series.

He has now accumulated enough points in the series to promote him to a third category rider for any future races.

Despite a downturn in the weather more than 35 ladies and girls attended the latest British Cycling promoted coaching course at Stourport Sports Club on Sunday.

Under the guidance of Louise Day the riders used the cool, windy conditions to improve their use of gears and out of the saddle riding when encountering a slope or head wind.

The fifth of six coaching courses will be held on Sunday, March 16 with details available at louiseday@britishcycling.org.uk